Deja Vu All Over Again: Risks for Moisture and Mold Problems in Modular Construction

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Building Products, Modular Construction, Peer Reviews, Projects Completed by Liberty, Wood Frame Construction|Comments Off on Deja Vu All Over Again: Risks for Moisture and Mold Problems in Modular Construction

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself. Enlist the Help of Experts!

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Building Failures, Building Pressure, Building Products, Engineering|Comments Off on Don’t Let History Repeat Itself. Enlist the Help of Experts!

Defining Building Insanity: “Doing the Same Thing with a Changing Product or Procedure and Expecting the Same Results.”

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Building Products, Climates, Mold and Moisture, Problem Avoidance|Comments Off on Defining Building Insanity: “Doing the Same Thing with a Changing Product or Procedure and Expecting the Same Results.”

New Products and New Procedures can Often Result in the Same Old Problems

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Building Design, Building Failures, Building Products, Design Deficiencies, Engineering, Mold and Moisture|Comments Off on New Products and New Procedures can Often Result in the Same Old Problems

HRU Disasters

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Building Products, Mold and Moisture, Outside Air|Comments Off on HRU Disasters

Products have changed…see how they can be susceptible to mold problems.

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Products|Comments Off on Products have changed…see how they can be susceptible to mold problems.

What is the standard practice for dust control containment construction in Healthcare construction?

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Building Failures, Building Products, Engineering, Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on What is the standard practice for dust control containment construction in Healthcare construction?

Rip It Off!

September 1st, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Envelope Failures, Building Failures, Building Products|Comments Off on Rip It Off!

Products have changed…see how they can be susceptible to mold problems.

August 30th, 2016|Categories: Building Design, Building Products, Codification|Comments Off on Products have changed…see how they can be susceptible to mold problems.

What’s to Prevent a Repeat of 2006 Failures in South Florida’s 2016 Construction Boom?

The immediate future looks bright for South Florida as it basks in a revival of new construction. But Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) cautions designers, engineers, and contractors not to let history repeat itself.

A significant number of condo projects built in Miami in the early 2000’s ended in litigation due to building failures such as new product failures, humidity and mold problems, air conditioning failures, and even falling stucco off the building. Despite being a lengthy, costly, and hostile learning method, litigation is unfortunately construction’s only true form of feedback.

Building complexity and costs have not decreased since 2006, nor […]